• Exploring the Inland Yucatán Peninsula: Travelers who venture only to the Yucatán's resorts and cities miss the rock-walled inland villages, where women wear brightly embroidered dresses and life proceeds almost as if the modern world (with the exception of highways) didn't exist. The adventure of seeing secluded cenotes, unrestored haciendas, and newly uncovered ruins, deep in jungle settings, is not to be missed.
  • Street & Park Entertainment in Mérida: Few cities have so vibrant a street scene as Mérida. Every night throughout the week you can catch music and dance performances in plazas about town. Then, on Sunday, Mérida really gets going -- streets are closed off, food stalls spring up everywhere, and you can enjoy a book fair, a flea market, comedy acts, band concerts, and dance groups. At night, the main plaza is the place to be, with people dancing to mambos and rumbas in the street in front of the city hall.
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas: The city of San Cristóbal is a living museum, with 16th-century colonial architecture and pre-Hispanic native influences. The highland Maya live in surrounding villages and arrive daily in town wearing colorful handmade clothing. A visit to the villages is a window into another world, giving visitors a glimpse of traditional Indian dress, religious customs, churches, and ceremonies.
  • Regional Cuisine: A trip to the Yucatán allows for a culinary tour of some of Mexico's finest foods. Don't miss specialties such as pollo or cochinita pibil (chicken or pork in savory achiote sauce), the uniquely Campechan pan de cazón, great seafood dishes, the many styles of tamal found throughout Chiapas and the Yucatán, and Caribbean-influenced staples such as fried bananas, black beans, and yucca root. For a glossary of popular regional dishes,

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